The Opportunity Scholarship Program expands school choice in North Carolina through scholarship grants for eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade. This program provides funding of up to $4,200 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a participating nonpublic school.

Access information on the NC Opportunity Scholarship and submit an application.

CDS Scholarships

  • Students who have completed the admissions process or who are currently enrolled at CDS will be considered for these scholarships.
  • Students must accept scholarship awards and enroll at CDS within two weeks of award notification.
  • All applications and documents must be turned into the Office of the Head of School by the posted deadline date
  • Scholarship award not intended to fund full tuition
  • Scholarship awards are for one year unless otherwise indicated
  • Completion of scholarship application does not guarantee funding
  • In determining eligibility, all scholarship applicants must submit a Variable Tuition application to FACTS. Applicants will be considered for scholarships as well as Variable Tuition. Applicants can use the previous year’s tax documents if they are not available before the April 15 scholarship deadlines, but current tax documentation must be submitted to FACTS as soon as they are available. If current tax documentation disqualifies an applicant’s need status, scholarship funding may be denied. All applicants, regardless of financial need,  must apply to FACTS. 
  • Separate applications must be used for each scholarship. Ancillary documents such as reference letters and transcripts can be used for multiple applications.
  • Scholarship recipients cannot receive multiple CDS scholarships per school year. A CDS scholarship may be combined with the Opportunity Scholarship which is administered by the state of North Carolina.
  • Scholarship recipients receiving scholarship funding for multiple years must wait until the year their scholarship is complete before reapplying for additional scholarships.
  • All CDS scholarships are needs-based.
  • All scholarship applicants must be in good standing academically, financially and show good character in their behavior.  Academic and behavior records must be in good standing to retain scholarship funds.

Wayne & Marilyn Nelson Scholarship

The purpose of the Wayne & Marilyn Nelson Scholarship is to provide tuition assistance for high school students who demonstrate superior potential in all areas of life as well as academic achievement throughout their enrollment at CDS. This tuition assistance is needs-based and available for new or existing Calvary Day School students in rising 9th – 12th grade.


Nathan Clark Scholarship

The Nathan Clark Scholarship was created to honor Nathan and provide children in the community an opportunity to obtain an excellent education in a strong Christian environment that they could not otherwise financially afford.  This tuition assistance is needs-based and available for new or existing Calvary Day School students in rising 6th through 12th grade who demonstrate good standing academically and in their personal achievement.


Alumni Scholarship

The Alumni Scholarship was created to provide tuition assistance for students with financial need to obtain an excellent education in a strong Christian environment. This tuition assistance is needs-based and available for existing Calvary Day School students in rising 1st through 12th grade who have attended CDS for at least one full school year. 


Calvary Day School receives funding for these scholarships through donations from generous individuals who value our mission of Connecting Heart and Mind while we teach our students to think, learn and live for Jesus Christ.  Thank you for your support and generosity.

Questions? Contact Tony Robinson, Director of Advancement & Strategic Initiatives at